Styling Librarian: Saturday Book Share: Grandfather Gandhi
”Pull up a chair, it’s a Saturday Book Share”.
Here’s to celebrating books that strike my fancy every week!
Grandfather Gandhi by Arun Gandhi and Bethany Hegedus, illustrated by Evan Turk – powerful lessons come from so many opportunities. This is the second story set in India that I’ve picked up recently. Loved this biography. It is a little longer but a brilliant read aloud. Powerful messages come across as Gandhi’s grandson learns to confide in and grow with his grandfather’s advice and love. Quite touching. Loved this quote in the book: “Anger can illuminate. It can turn the darkness into light.” and one more: “Arun, we can all work to use our anger, instead of letting it use us. I read the authors note at the end of the book with my son and he quickly asked what 9/11 was since it was immediately referenced in the note. Tough conversation. But brought about understanding and appreciation as well.
Goodreads Summary: “Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson tells the story of how his grandfather taught him to turn darkness into light in this uniquely personal and vibrantly illustrated tale that carries a message of peace. How could he, a Gandhi, be so easy to anger?
One thick, hot day, Arun Gandhi travels with his family to Grandfather Gandhi’s village.
Silence fills the air, but peace feels far away for young Arun. When an older boy pushes him on the soccer field, his anger fills him in a way that surely a true Gandhi could never imagine. Can Arun ever live up to the Mahatma? Will he ever make his grandfather proud?”
About Pull up a chair, it’s a Saturday Book Share: I’ve had many books I review that I just want to feature. Simple and easy, celebrate a new book encounter. So that’s what Saturday Book Share is about for me, celebrating books! Perhaps some days I’ll share the book with a short reading of a portion. Or perhaps other days I’ll just share a glimpse of the book.
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